December 2019 Blog Posts

Your first Old Master doesn’t have to be a Rubens or a Rembrandt — in fact with estimates from £5,000, starting a collection is a lot less daunting than you might suppose, as specialist Maja Markovic explains.
Researchers are refuting a 2018 theory that one thing that gave Leonardo da Vinci an artistic advantage was exotropia, a rare condition that results in a slight misalignment of the eye.
The Dallas Museum of Art has announced the establishment of the Works on Paper Department and the creation of a new curatorial position, supported by a group of visionary gifts to the Museum.
The mahout (elephant keeper), the turbaned Ottoman warriors, and the crowning crescent all allude to the Eastern origins of the elephant.
The four nominees–Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo, and Tai Shani–came together to request that the jury consider awarding the Prize to them as a collective.
Any Grateful Dead fan will attest to Jerry Garcia’s power as a musician, but the legendary guitarist and singer was also an accomplished visual artist, a fact known only to a small group of devoted Deadheads.
A performative installation, the flags intentionally break and manipulate the traditional rules of flag code to question the myth of globalization and equality.
When so much of contemporary art feels like an assault on our senses reflecting the political, cultural, environmental, and psychologically fraught moment we find ourselves in, a new exhibition offers a respite.
Janna Levin brings her celestial expertise to Vincent van Gogh’s star-filled vision, in conversation with senior curator of Drawing and Prints Jodi Hauptman.
This December, Sotheby’s London will host Art of Travel, a new themed auction exploring the enduring allure of travel.